Expert resume of Ian Cuillerier
Partner at White & Case LLP (New York); Founding Partner of the firm’s Global Derivatives Group
Ian Cuillerier is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP. He is the founding partner of the firm’s Global Derivatives Group and heads the firm’s Canada Practice Group. Mr. Cuillerier has more than two decades of experience advising on derivatives and structured finance matters. He also possesses notable regulatory experience.
Mr. Cuillerier has represented clients in a wide variety of derivatives and structured finance transactions across all asset classes, including rates, currencies, credit and fixed income, commodities and equities. He has advised on commodity regulatory and compliance issues, insolvency considerations and securities laws, and has significant experience helping clients understand and assess compliance requirements of the Commodities Exchange Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and CFTC regulations. Mr. Cuillerier has assisted many market participants in the development of new products, including the use of derivatives for the financings of financial assets, and in this connection has addressed regulatory, compliance, risk and documentation matters.
Mr. Cuillerier is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers Global as well as in Who’s Who Legal - Capital Markets. Chambers has noted that “clients have praised his communication style, in particular his ability to ‘take a step back and bring something down to your level’ and ‘provide a very unbiased and clear opinion.’ He is held in equally high regard by peers, who indicate: ‘Ian is great – very thoughtful, technically very savvy and also practical’.” In addition, Chambers has recognized that Mr. Cuillerier is “noted for the strength of his regulatory practice, which includes significant cross-border expertise. Sources praise his ‘sharply-honed business acumen and accessibility’.”
He regularly writes in leading industry journals and speaks on global derivatives and regulatory affairs at major legal, financial and regulatory events.
Mr. Cuillerier received his Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and his Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/Juris Doctorate (JD) degrees from McGill University in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree in Honours Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 1991.